This area of the forum is reserved for members of the MSI HQ Folding@Home team (The MSI HQ Red Rockets!) to post.
New members wishing to join are welcome to post here to introduce themselves, however other posts from non-team members will be removed.What is 'Folding@Home'?
Folding@Home (FAH) is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases.What are proteins?
Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Proteins help your body break down food into energy, regulate your moods, and fight disease.What is protein folding?
Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." While protein folding is critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology much of the process remains a mystery.
Why is it important to understand how proteins fold?
When proteins do not fold correctly, also known as misfolding, there can be serious health consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many cancers.
If we better understand protein misfolding we can design drugs and therapies to combat these illnesses. How can I help?
The best way to help is by downloading and running the free Folding@home client software. Each computer that participates increases our ability to understand how proteins fold.
Once installed the Folding@home software runs behind the scenes using otherwise unused computing time. Mostly likely you will hardly even notice it.
You can download the FAH client software, and find out more information about this project here:http://folding.stanford.edu/Join the MSI HQ Red Rockets Team!
When setting up the client software, enter your team number as 37766, its as simple as that!Team Statistics
Latest statistics for MSI HQ Red Rockets folding contributions can be viewed here:http://fah-web.stanford.edu/teamstats/team37766.html
Overall project statistics can be viewed here:http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Stats